Posts by Century Water

Is Bottled Water Really Better Than Tap Water?

In the US, we spend 11.8 billion annually on bottled water.  The production of water bottles uses 17 million barrels of oil a year, and it takes three times the water to make the bottle as it does to fill it.  Of the 30 billion plastic water bottles sold each year in the United States,…

Hair Care and Water Quality

Most Hair Colorists understand the importance of the water used in their salons with regards to their professional hair color results. In fact, many salons specializing in hair color understand that the quality of the water used in their salon is so important to the overall outcome of their professional hair color results, that they…

Effects of Iron Levels on Swimming Pools and Lawn Care

Pool water problem: copper and iron Even though swimming pool water passes through a filtration unit, copper and iron may be present in sufficient concentrations to create unsightly stains. Though they seldom affect the color of the water, they can stain swimming pool surfaces as well as hair and finger nails. Copper and iron can…

Dishwashers

Commercial dishwashing equipment must be supplied with soft water to avoid scale deposits which lead to heating element failure, as well as clog water lines and spray heads. Minerals in the water attach themselves to heating elements.  Mineral scale creates an insulating effect on the elements, which increases the time for the water to come…

The Effect of Water Quality on Cooling Tower Systems

Water quality treatment is directed at minimizing scaling, corrosion, and biological growth.  These factors greatly reduce the efficiency and longevity of cooling tower systems. Scale Scale is formed from minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and silica.  These minerals are generally present in makeup water.  Scaling often occurs at the hottest surfaces, where transfer is most…

The Effect of Water Quality on Boiler Systems

Water supplied to boilers may originate from rivers, ponds, wells, etc.  Unless a boiler receives water of the proper quality, its life will be needlessly shortened.  Because of these variations in water supply, feed water should be analyzed to determine the proper pretreatment method. Scale Water hardness is the primary source of scale in boilers. …
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